Opinion/Letters to the Editor
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Health care for all

We citizens of the United States, regardless of political affiliation, have put up with more than eight years of back and forth on federal policy related to health care and health insurance. With the … more

Stolen honor

Congressman Vela’s decision to boycott the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States was disappointing, but not surprising. Citing objections to statements made by the president and … more

An open letter to all Christian Voters

In a few months, the citizens of this country face the daunting responsibility of selecting those who will be making the decisions that will directly affect the lifestyles of our children and … more

Bernie Sanders’ healthcare plan may work

It is time again to go to the polls and decide who is going to be elected to look after the affairs of the citizens of this United States of America. We all need to make wise choices and one of … more

Thank you tree trimmers

To the citizens of Gonzales To whoever is trimming the trees in the Sarah DeWitt Drive median - Thank you. Your efforts, while noticed not only by those of us that live here, will also be noticed … more

Thanks for successful CTI

Another Come and Take It has come and gone. Hats off to all the city employees, the Come and Take It committee, the Chamber and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this another great year. … more

Policing for profit

I’m writing this letter to the editor to inform people of the “Policing for Profit” policy that is going on in our community. How many people have been unfairly “targeted” and pulled over … more

Respecting history

Respecting “history” Doesn’t mean everyone approves every facet of it.About removing monuments, that other citizens erected at another time and in their sentiments is a bit … more

Reader gives thanks for ‘Russia Initiative’ story

Dear Editor: My thanks to you, Jose and Rob, for publishing my story, “The UMC's ‘Russia Initiative’” in Tuesday's issue. The law passed July 20, 2016, approved by President Putin despite … more

Republican Women to hold rally

I am a member of the Republican Women of the Yoakum Area. Our organization includes women from Lavaca, DeWitt, and Gonzales counties. We are sponsoring an important event this coming Saturday, … more

Reflecting pool needs upgrade

May 29, 2017 another perfunctory ceremony day designated Memorial Day. A day to remember and honor those who offered up their lives for good of country. Too few realize the extent of military service … more

Our heroes have always been...Rebels?

Dear Editor, This is probably a letter that doesn't need to be written, for it will cause more consternation amongst the white-haired class in Gonzales than is necessary. Besides, President Obama … more

Reader dishes on recent world news

Editor Recent world news. The U.N. resolution chastising Israel for its land-grab policy and practices has us listening to the same old song and dance of anti-Semitic and anti-Jew. Now when any … more

Is treason OK for some?

My subject is treason, a dreadful word often reflecting bad consequences for our country. Way back in the dictionary it shows as a violation of allegiance to one’s state, i.e., our laws for sworn … more

Be wary of ‘school choice’

If you haven't noticed, our elected officials are taking public stances against our public schools. Rep. Blake Farenthold — the congressman for Gonzales — has come out in favor of school … more

Goal worthy of support

Editor American non-committed to a cooperative venture with Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Summit countries to wipe out extremists and to create an environment in the Middle East where future generations of … more

Appreciation for police going above and beyond

The other night my son was broke down on Hwy 97 and 2292 and a policeman, Officer Heart, brought him home. My son and I went back out to where he broke down and we called the highway patrol to help … more

Charity should not lead to personal reward

Accepting charity as compassion for others, most everyone is willing to help those seen to be in need. But our willingness can leave us vulnerable to misdirection. Whereas homegrown charity, … more

Unequal treatment in youth football

Editor, Have the citizens of Gonzales notice the way the coaches of our Senior League Football team show discrimination toward certain kids. All kids playing pay the same amount to be trained to … more

Commentary on Jewish Passover

I enjoy reading Pastor Clint Lowery’s articles in this publication; however, concerning the article of Nov. 18 in regards to the reference to the Jewish Passover, I would like to offer some … more
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